In This Issue
Action News
Sustainable Living Tips
SB Board News

SB is joining Seattle's Green October, a movement to promote events that feature sustainable actions, by sponsoring our own Green October. Check our Events page and stay tuned for more information!

Earth Day Network has just released its newest tool to combat climate change: The new, updated, fun Ecological Footprint Calculator.

This new tool allows you to create a three-dimensional avatar of your choosing, and tour your virtual neighborhood. Then you will be asked a series of questions about your food consumption, energy use, favorite mode of transportation, type of residence, recycling commitment, and spending habits.

The Footprint Calculator will tell you how many "planets" would be necessary to sustain human life- if everyone lived just like you, and how many acres of land and tons of carbon necessary to sustain your lifestyle.
Regional Actions
Green Jobs

1Sky Washington, a campaign led by Climate Solutions and Washington Environmental Council needs your help in reducing global warming pollution, decrease our dependence on fossil fuels, and
transition WA to a clean energy economy. On
September 27th, join with tens of thousands of people across the country for Green Jobs Now: A Day to Build the New Economy. On this day of action, you can make it clear to state legislative candidates that we are ready to build an inclusive green economy. Whether it's through a house party or a rally of folks ready for green jobs, your event can keep the pressure on our leaders to make green jobs a priority. Sign up at:
1Sky Washington.


September is such a beautiful month here on Bainbridge Island! We hope you're taking the time to breathe in these last days of summer and celebrate the bounty of the harvest.

As usual, there are many opportunities to get involved with Sustainable Bainbridge and other fine organizations that can help you move toward greater sustainable practices in your personal life and in the life of the community.
Upcoming Events

8th Annual Bainbridge Island Environmental Conference
Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:00am-3:00pm, IslandWood
Positive Energy: Practical Ways to Generate, Use and Conserve Energy

Registration required. Space is limited. $20 fee includes a continental breakfast and a lunch prepared by the IslandWood culinary team.

Visit for more information

Sustainable Garden Tour
Saturday, Sept 20, Noon-3pm, Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Islanders who want to grow more of their own food can get tips and inspiration during the third annual "gardens with a purpose" tour. Three backyard-scale edible gardens will be featured on the tour, which is sponsored by the Natural Landscapes Project, the Bainbridge Island Watershed Council and Sustainable Bainbridge. Link here for more about each garden. After the tour, participants are invited to Manzanita Creek Farm for pit-roasted pig, outdoor-oven pizza and a feast of delicious locally grown food. The garden tour is from noon to 3 p.m., and the dinner is from 3 to 7 p.m. which makes it easy for garden goers to head right to the farm after the tour. Tour participants will travel by Kitsap Transit buses to each garden, so space is limited. Tickets for the Garden Tour are  $5, or for $25 you can enjoy the farm dinner as well. For reservations, phone Sustainable Bainbridge at 842-4439.

Contact Bobbie Morgan of the Natural Landscape Project at (206) 842-5955 for more information.

Peak Oil: Strategies and Solutions
Presentation by Sally Odland
September 25, 7-9pm, Hyla Middle School

This talk considers the economic and environmental impacts of soaring energy prices on the way we currently conduct business, examines our energy options and predicts the types of actions successful businesses will have to take to adapt to the looming energy transition. Sally currently administers a division of research geophysicists at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. She holds advanced degrees in Geology and Business Administration and is a board member of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO-USA).  Her MBA dissertation "Strategic Choices for Managing the Transition from Peak Oil to a Reduced Petroleum Economy" is posted at 

Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm
Sunday, September 28, 11:00am-4:00pm
Sponsored by The Trust for Working Landscapes

Join us for fun on the farm!  The Harvest Fair at the Johnson Farm offers fun for the whole family including vegetable demonstration beds, goat milking, sheep shearing, dog agility shows, bee keeping demonstrations, the land slide, informational booths with various non-profits, a pie contest, apple cider pressing, delicious food, lively music, and, new this year---a beer garden.

Green October!
Four events in October sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge. Visit our website for more information.
Sustainable Bainbridge Action News

Community Asset Inventory
Sustainable Bainbridge took another step forward in our plan to provide Island residents with a comprehensive tool for accessing BI organizations, initiatives, and know-how in the broad areas of sustainability.  We are working on the finishing touches with Justin Tillman of Bainbridge Graduate Institute and then will convene a team of ten islanders to help us train, collect and show data. Stay tuned for more details!

Sound Food

The Ferry Farm Stand is going strong! Open Wednesday evenings from 4:30-6:30pm at the Chamber's Information Kiosk at the BI ferry terminal, the farm stand is proving successful for commuters and farmers alike. All of the food sold at the Ferry Farm Stand is picked fresh at farms on Bainbridge Island and in North Kitsap and sold in convenient $5 bags. Sound Food
provides all the staffing, organization and promotional support, so that 100% of the proceeds go directly to the farmers.

One Call For All
Sustainable Bainbridge is a proud partner organization and beneficiary of the Island-wide One Call For All annual fundraising drive. Look for the One Call For All red envelope which will arrive in your mail box in October and consider a generous donation to Sustainable Bainbridge. Help One Call for All reach One Million in 2008!  We get 100 percent of all donations made to us!
Volunteer Opportunities

Electronics Recycling
Sustainable Bainbridge is looking for a few volunteers to help take in electronic goods at Woodward Middle School on October 18th. Contact: Els at

Sustainable First Monday (SFM)
Do you have a sustainable "best practice" from your
business, organization, volunteer work, or personal life? October's SFM will feature "best practices" from around the Puget Sound and you are welcome to present your proven practice. Contact: Neva at

Sustainable Bainbridge Communications Outreach Volunteer
Have a knack for public relations? Sustainable Bainbridge is looking for someone who can work about 6 hours per month helping us get the word out about all of the exciting things happening with the organization. Contact:

Carbon Neutral Bainbridge
Are you intrigued with working toward a "Carbon Neutral Bainbridge"?  Paul Ziakin has been in touch with Sustainable Bainbridge and  would like  to engage interested people in some in depth investigation and strategizing.  This effort would require solid input from the sciences, LEED, Sustainability experts, accountants, congressmen, city council members etc. to pull together a comprehensive initiative. Contact:  Paul Ziakin at
Sustainable Living Tips

Green, Greener, Greenest

This new book is packed with flexible tips that fits your schedule, your budget, and your concerns. It cuts through confusing labels and hype and provides bite-sized solutions using the author's innovative three-tiered approach: Green solutions lay out the easiest behaviors to change and least expensive products to buy. The Greener sections are for those who are willing to spend a little extra time or money on the issues important to them. Readers who have the time, budget, and inspiration to fully take on an issue can turn to the Greenest suggestions. The book also contains commentary from leading environmental experts and an extensive resources section to point you toward organizations devoted to global warming, healthy food, clean air and water, energy use, and other pressing challenges.